Dr. Christian Koch spoke at a roundtable event organized by the European Policy Centre and the Crisis Management Initiative  on “The Impact of the Iran Crisis on the South Caucasus, the Gulf region and beyond” held at the European Policy Centre in their Brussels office. Following initial remarks by several speakers including Dr. Koch, there […]

Dr. Christian Koch held a meeting with H.E. Alsada Yousuf Khalifa, the Ambassador of the Brussels Delegation of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). Dr. Koch and H.E. Amb. Khalifa discussed areas of potential cooperation and engaged in an assessment of the current state of EU-GCC relations.

Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor, and Angus Taverner, Director for Communications participated in a day-long conference organized by the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation on “The European Union and the GCC: The Path to a new relationship” and held in Brussels. The conference brought together specialists and policy officials from the GCC states and the European institutions and […]

The Secretary-General of the Bussola Institute John Dennehy and Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor held a meeting with Gabriel Munuera Vinals, the Head of Division for the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Regional Policies at the European External Action Service (EEAS). The meeting focused on an assessment of current developments in the Gulf region and how […]

Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor at the Bussola Instiute gave a talk on “The United States and Saudi Arabia: An Assessment“ at the 25th Strategic Planning and Analysis Seminar of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). The seminar was held under the heading of the “The United States in the Middle East: Current and […]

The Bussola Institute with Dr. Mohammed Baharoon, Member of the Board of Directors, and Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor took part in the first German-Arab Gulf Dialogue on Security and Cooperation organized by the German Federal Academy for Security Policy and the German-Arab Friendship Group (DAFG). The conference was held on the grounds of the […]

Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor at the Bussola Institute participated in the 22nd annual Arab-German Business Forum organized by the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and held in Berlin, Germany. The event brought together more than 500 participants and over 60 high-ranking speakers reflecting the high degree of interest in fostering Arab-German business relations. Specialized […]

The European Council on Foreign Relations hosted a closed-door roundtable discussion on “Israel and the Middle East’s New Battlelines: What Implications for regional stability” in Brussels on June 18, 2019. Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor to the Bussola Institute participated in the discussions by looking at the extent to which common animosity towards Iran is driving closer relations between Israel and […]

Dr. Christian Koch participated in a day-long program on “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Insights, Views and Developments” organized by the Regional Programme Gulf States of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation and held at Villa La Collina/Accademia in Italy. Dr. Koch provided an assessment of the status of Saudi-European relations. Other parts of the conference focused on […]

The East West Institute in Brussels hosted a roundtable discussion on “The JCPOA Crisis and Heightened Tensions between Iran and the United States” to look into the recent tensions in the Gulf region and its consequences. Speaking as part of the program, Julia Gurol from the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) […]

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